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Aaron Desjardins
Works at Heavy Lift Sales, Rentals & Leasing
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Looks like the Microsoft cord hasn't quite been cut from the new version of Ford Sync 3 #Myfordtouch +Ford Motor Company+Microsoft Corporation​
Ford may have ditched Microsoft for the next generation of its Sync interface, but that doesn't mean Microsoft no longer has a place in Blue Oval's cars.
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Microsoft has shared that they will be limiting the integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Basically dumbing down the amount of control the device will take over the screen. It's sad when a brand touts "Ours is better," when really it is more effective to say we invite all users to plug into our cars and use what they feel comfortable with. I am disappointed in the level of updates the MyFordTouch system has received, and being an early adopter of a 2011 Ford Edge, I am left out in the dark with an old version that will go the way of any computer device and slowly malfunction randomly. I look forward to seeing modders get the new Sync3 and figure out how to plug and play into My Ford Touch vehicles like one user did with his 2013 Ford Taurus.
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+3M​ Here's a blast from the past of #Scotch Electrical #Tape
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BEST article I've read about dissecting #UX AND #UI #Designer roles; while related, they've different duties! :) http://bit.ly/1AHVwkP #HCI #UXD
UX Designer and UI Designer are two vastly different roles and a single person should not be hired to be responsible for both. There, I said it! STOP THROWING ROCKS! PLEASE! Let me explain. For the past two years, I have worked at two different startups in the role of Lead UX/UI Designer.
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Comfy boxers! #free 
I can't wait for @AnthemBoxers to launch. I'll be getting some sweet free men's boxer briefs soon.
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It's Official - Ford has launched Sync 3 and is excluding the update on all previous model years. That's right folks. +Ford Motor Company has put the nail in the coffin for My Ford Touch. I highly doubt we will receive any updates that allow us to integrate with Android Auto or iOS Carplay anytime soon. Considering the last time that we received a major update was August of 2013.

This helps me decide when I buy another vehicle, I won't be able to trust that it will keep up to date with current technologies, even with "promised" updates. How does this affect your decision when buying a vehicle in the future? #MyFordTouch   #Sync  
Ford's Sync in-car infotainment is about to turn eight, making it one of the most well-established on the market. With version three it's been completely rebuilt from the ground up.
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As much as it sucks that we can't officially update, these pictures show some promise... http://www.shoforum.com/showthread.php?t=128950&highlight=sync  
It seems that someone was able to upgrade their existing system to Sync 3 from Sync Gen2. I look forward to seeing how this could be done. Obviously it's a matter of "who you know"
I would be willing to install this module and get it working to have the latest technology in my Edge.
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Looks like there is hope for US #iPhone  users with #MicrosoftSync  - In the form of a device called Automatic. This device connects to the OBDII port on… - Aaron Desjardins - Google+
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Looking for opinions on a new #Washingmachine - top loader or front loader? Help me decide! 
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Think these bikes will be useful from an everyday riding perspective? +Stephen Crewson
 
I need one of these bikes for Slow Roll this year +Ford Motor Company​
Ford showcased two prototype e-bikes – MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro – that can fold into vehicles. They stemmed from the automaker challenging employees around the world to submit designs for e-bikes. More than 100 designs were submitted.
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I find it interesting that you have an auto industry embracing cycling.  Did you see this article from last year? http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2014/08/26/ding-ding-general-motors-joins-dan-gilbert-in-offering-bike-sharing-at-work/
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So it looks like confirmation is there - Applink finally works with the new Sync 3. - Still waiting for an update since last year - Aug. 2013 - Wondering how they are rolling out updates for My Ford Touch
While most of the attention was focused on the Ford GT last week, at the North American International Automobile Show, in Detroit, Ford also took the opportunity to show off the new SYNC® AppLink™ 3.0…
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+Jonathan Peterson - I do agree entirely.  I guess I am just a romantic holding out some hope...  +Ford Motor Company  #myfordsync  
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Ford will connect your phone's navigation app to Sync 3 http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/14/ford-sync-3-applink-3.0-navigation/?ncid=rss_truncated Watch this video about the new Sync 3 system for Ford along with what to expect for us My Ford Touch users.
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Thanks for sharing this.  At least he mentioned the older model SYNC devices (although I am not sure this means we are going to get any updates).  I am hoping +Ford Motor Company comes through and takes care of current customers.

The SYNC software in my car is over a year old now and is showing its age (JAN 2014) with no update available on the support site.  

This is really the only feature on the vehicle I have been disappointed in (on both of our vehicles) and has made me start looking at other vehicle manufacturers that have open and better supported systems.

+Aaron Desjardins  #myfordtouch  
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Great advice for everyone that drives a vehicle
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Looks like there is hope for US #iPhone  users with #MicrosoftSync  - In the form of a device called Automatic. This device connects to the OBDII port on your vehicle and allows the steering wheel control to connect with Siri. It actually supports +Ford Motor Company model years from 2011 with Sync, which is awesome! Too bad I'm an #Android  user 
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  • St. Clair College
    Computer Networking Technology, 2006 - 2009
  • Riverside Secondary School
    1999 - 2004
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@aarondesj
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Introduction
I'm a techie, always want to know the latest gadgets and trends. I enjoy social media, photography, rollerblading, as well as spending time with my wife and kids.
Bragging rights
Had Michael Buble tell me I have "the most beautiful daughter" at a CD signing
Work
Occupation
Information technology
Skills
IT Analysis, Management, Sales
Employment
  • Heavy Lift Sales, Rentals & Leasing
    Operations Manager, 2008 - present
  • Import Trader
    Importation Specialist, 2008 - 2011
  • Liquidation World
    IT Support, 2007 - 2008
  • Liquidation World
    Merchandise Assistant, 2007 - 2007
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Windsor, Ontario
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Hamilton, ON - Oakville, Ontario - Etobicoke, Ontario - Waterdown, Ontario
Nothing buy excellent service. A water bottle with every car rental and very quick to get you setup with a vehicle. Rented 5 times so far and keep going back.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Fresh food, discounted frozen organic meat, tons of vitamins to choose from.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great falafels every time. The pitas are always warm and their takout service is extremely fast. The family dinners are the best price.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We've ordered online and over the phone and every time the pizza has turned out great. Have not had pizza anywhere else but here in Waterdown.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Best brownie ever! Cupcakes are healthy and delicious.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not a good place to price match. They claim not to PM online stores, they wasted my time checking stores.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great team at this bank. Always pleasant to deal with. The waiting time on Fridays around 5pm are a bit long.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago